Monday, November 11, 2013
It's been quite some time since I have been on sparkpeople and blogged. I did however meet another one of my goals last week. 190.2 lbs! I got to go buy a size smaller jeans and a size smaller blouse. It was awesome. I am afraid it wasn't all due to hard work. My dad had a heart attack and was in a diabetic coma last week. He has since woken up & is doing pretty well, but for 3 or so days, I barely ate. My husband had to beg me to eat some crackers or atleast drink some milk (which I HATE)! Today, now that things are getting better, I am back on track, trying to eat more, but I am still not eating near the calorie intake that is suggested. I am, however, still walking & trying to get atleast 10,000 steps in per day. I have done really good with that. I have my phone alarm set so that every hour it makes an annoying buzzing noise & reminds me to get up and go walk around my shop for 10 mins. It's helpful! Well, that is all for now. My annoying alarm just went off!! : )
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
As I have said many times before, I have been at this since March of 2012. Never have I heard the term NSV or Non-Scale Victory, Until I joined SparkPeople. I have always been a scale junky! If the scale goes up, I get depressed. If the scale goes down, I am ecstatic! I realized last night that I have had several NSV's in the past year.
1st, back in March or April of this year, I cleaned out my closet & gave away ALL of my 26/28 size shirts & my 22/24's or 2x's are getting too big now.
2nd: In May, for my birthday, my mom took me bra shopping. I had to go down 2 sizes, not cup(still working on that) but I went from a 46 to a 42. I went again this last weekend & am down another 2 sizes! Now a 38 around!
3rd: Also, in May, on vacation, I went & bought 2 new pairs of jeans & a pair of capri pants. . Instead of squeezing into a size 20w, I bought 18 in jeans & 16 in capris. My size 18 pants slide right off without having to be unbuttoned or unzipped now. I really need to go get some new britches!!
4th: I also noticed on my vacation, while I was casting my fishing reel, I had to squeeze my hands tight, otherwise I was going to lose my wedding ring!! Also, My husband bought me a mothers ring about 8 years ago. It is supposed to go on my right ring finger, I have since had to move it to my middle finger.
5th: ALOT of folks at work have been asking for a good 6 months or so if I am losing weight & are encouraging me to keep up the good work!
6th: I bought a full length dress this summer. I have not worn a dress in years. To me, everything I picked out looked like I was wearing a tent, so I stuck to nice pant suits for weddings & funerals.
NSV's are awesome! So, even though the scale may or may not cooperate, there are so many other ways to measure weight loss success!! I hope others out there are taking advantage of these wonderful discoveries!! It's an amazing feeling!! I would love to hear some of your NSV's!!
Thursday, October 10, 2013
OK, so here all this time I have been wanting to do a 5k. I thought you had to jog or run in it, I didn't realize you could walk/jog! So I thought well, I do not know if I am ready to do that just yet. Then today, while on my lunchtime walk, I realized that I CAN DO IT!! Because I already have been doing it. Everyday this week, on my lunch, I have walked atleast 3.1 or 3.2 miles AND...I have been doing it under 1 hour! Todays time was actually 55 mins on the spot! I do believe I will keep doing my own "Lunchtime 5K" for a while & hopefully, the next 5k that comes up in my area, I will sign up for!
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Hello, my name is Corinne & I think I may have a fitness addiction!!
When I started this weight loss journey in March of 2012, I was walking 20 mins on my lunch sporadically. I didn't have a set day & if something at lunch came up, oh well, no walk. I would also hit the gym & do the 30 min circuit room, when I felt like it. Sometimes twice a week, sometimes once. Never did I get outside after dinner and do anything.
NOW.... I refuse to do any errands on my lunch. I MUST WALK. I feel like if I go run an errand at lunch, I will cheat myself out of a good workout. I usually go grab a salad from somewhere on Fridays, why I dont know, but I did. This last Friday, I said nope! I wouldnt have had time to walk if I did that. I now walk almost every night with my kiddo and this morning....I got up at 5am to do a 30 min cardio workout! My husband couldn't believe I got out of bed early. Neither could I for that matter...but it was so worth it! Hopefully, I can convince myself to get up early everyday. I even do squats & wall push ups everytime I go the bathroom while I am at work. UM...I may have a slight addiction! But it's a good one!
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
I decided I just couldnt take it anymore. I popped a bag of Popz butter popcorn and ate 1/2 of a Worlds Finest chocholate almond bar, then washed it down with a diet coke. There is a good and bad to this mini binge. The good: I wasn't going to track it, I just knew it would bring me down even more, But I decided to. I found that because I have burned quite a bit of calories today(per my fitness tracker) my calorie range went up & I am still within range!! The bad: I am not having junk food remorse, which is in fact good. Maybe it will stay fresh in my mind how I felt after eating what I did & remember next time & ask myself if it's going to be worth it. I ask myself now was it worth it? Yes & No. No because it is junk and I dont need to be eating junk and i want to lose weight, i can't be eating junk and all it did for me was make me feel bad about myself. Yes, because it made me feel bad about myself & maybe next time i will remember how bad i felt for eating it & cheating myself. Also, I am motivated again. Just an hour or so ago, I was feeling down in the dumps! So, I am going to walk tonight like normal and jump on the trampolene with my daughter, but I may throw in some crunches and a 10 min kickboxing video to make myself feel better, cause i always feel better after a good work out. Thank you butter popcorn & chocolate!! Lets try this again shall we??
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